At the St Thomas Municipal Primary School compound on Saturday, hundreds of kids struggled to grab at least a used t-shirt or blouse from Ms Fatmatta Kai-Kai a registered nurse based in Britain who is also a philanthropist.
After series of enquiries, Ms Kai-Kai realized that the ‘Grey Bush’ area where the school is located and its environs is a poverty-stricken one and that has been the driving force behind the cloth distribution, disclosed Ms Kai-Kai.
When asked what inspired her, she broke-down in tears and explained, “I was inspired by a book: ‘Genius, Grace and Grief’”.
The philanthropist explained that the realization that only the vulnerable knows what it’s like to be in their state was so touching and that consciousness has inspired her.
Ms Kai-Kai explained that providing for needy kids is a fulfillment of her dreams to feed and provide for kids.
“My intention is to provide reading materials, food, scholarship and skills training for kids,” she said.
Expressing how she felt, Ms Kai-Kai explained, “I’m happy because the distribution went on successfully, but a bit sad seeing the desperation and the disappointment in the faces of kids who were unable to have at least one item.” She explained that she was taken aback by the multitude turnout of desperate kids pushing and shoving to make a grab.
By Ophaniel Gooding